Design Details logo

Have a question?

We’d love to help. Head over to our repo and create an issue, and we’ll reply back when we discuss it on the show. DM us if you’d like to ask a question anonymously.

Follow along

We’ll be tweeting new episodes, polls, questions, and show updates. Follow us and say hi!

Listener supported

This show is possible because of the generosity of our listeners. If you’ve found our podcast useful or entertaining, please consider supporting us directly by becoming a patron.

398: Proof of Curiosity

May 19, 2021

This week, we dig into two frameworks for leveling up at work: Proof of Curiosity and The Helpful Hierarchy. Whether you’re looking for more accountability, want to stand out in a job interview, or just want to be more intentional with your professional growth, we think these frameworks will help.

Golden Ratio Supporter:


Around is a better way to video call. It’s designed specifically to make it easier to gather small groups together to collaborate in real time, without all the distracting and frustrating interfaces that comes with most video chat software. We love the small floating heads and emphasis on making it easy to work alongside the video call, rather than constantly having to app switch.

You can get started for free by signing up at!

Latest VIP Patrons:

  • Mark Huser
  • Stephanie
  • Francis Cortez
  • Frederik Rømming
  • Ethan Machado
  • Ludens Tran

The Sidebar:

The Sidebar is an exclusive weekly segment for our Patreon supporters. You can subscribe starting at $1 per month for access to bonus content going forward! Sign up at

Follow up:

Main Topic:

This week we talk about how to stand out as a designer, centering on a WIP idea we’re calling proof of curiosity.

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Paddington, just a wholesome, lovely movie that we finally watched together this past week. Part 2 to follow, we hear great things.
  • Marshall shared Fist to Five, a technique for quickly getting feedback or gauging consensus during a meeting.

Design Details on the Web:


Design Details © 2015 - 2024

This site is open source